How to choose hose reel?

The right hose reel is one of many essential tools to help keep your favorite outdoor spaces organized and enjoyable. This guide (with reel and hose types and a handful of helpful hints) has everything you need to pick and use the right hose reel for you.

HOW TO PREVENT LEAKS

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  • Tighten Connection: Connections can loosen over time—simply tightening a leaking connection is often an easy fix.
  • Replace O-rings: A rubber o-ring prevents leaking at every connection, but they can dry out and crack over time. You can find replacement o-rings at your local hardware store or call Customer Service for more information (1-800-846-2345).
  • Check for cross threading: If the threads on the hose are not aligned with the in-tube or out-tube when screwed together, it can damage the threads and cause leaks. Be careful to align the threads when connecting your hose, and call Customer Service for more information (1-800-846-2345).

CONNECTIONS TO CHECK:

  • Spigot to Leader Hose: Connects water source to leader
  • Leader Hose to In-Hose: Connects leader to hose reel
  • In-Tube to Out-Tube: Either of the internal hose reel connections
  • Out-Tube to Garden Hose: Connects hose reel to external hose
  • Garden Hose to Nozzle: Connects external hose to spray accessories

END-OF-SEASON TIPS

When temperatures start to drop, it’s just as important to put away your hose reel as your outdoor furniture—especially if you live in a cold weather state.

IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE:

  • Drain the hose reel prior to the onset of freezing temperatures. If any trapped water freezes, it may cause damage to the hose reel, hose, and even your pipes.
  • Store the entire unit—including hose reel and hose—inside your garage or storage shed at above-freezing temperatures.

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